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Outside company taking over Tucson city golf course operations

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TUCSON (Tucson News Now) - City leaders say they have finalized a contract with an outside company to provide management of the City's municipal golf courses.

The deal with OB Sports of Scottsdale includes the Fred Enke course on the east side, which had been threatened with closure. 

City leaders have been trying to run the five municipal courses in a more cost-effective manner. The end game is to make city golf pay for itself and fill an $8 million subsidy sand trap for local taxpayers. Rates for golf will continue to be set by Mayor and Council.

Under the agreement, OB Sports is beginning to take over management, and its official first day of operations is set for February 1.  The company will handle staffing and interview current city employees for open positions.

OB Sports manages 47 golf courses nationwide, including 17 in Arizona.

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